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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:06 PM
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SEC - Toughest in the country - Sports Illustrated Cover Story
It would really be a stretch to argue that point but no doubt some will.
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:35 PM
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1. Oh, well, if it's on the cover of SI, then they are all jinxed
I never heard of SI jinxing a whole conference before, but maybe this is a first.
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theHandpuppet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 07:20 PM
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2. Even as a diehard Ohio State fan...
...I'd have to agree that at least this year I would agree with that assessment.
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-14-06 01:11 AM
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3. I think it's probably the best league this year
It isn't always true, but this year it might well be.

That said, though, I'm having a tough time thinking of any impressive non-conference wins by SEC teams, other than the Tennessee-Cal game ...
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southlandshari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-15-06 03:45 AM
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4. I think this year it is definitely true
And sadly, I think the end result will be no SEC team with a chance of making it to the national champtionship game.

:(
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-15-06 05:05 AM
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5. but a big win tonight for your tigers, eh?
I missed (as a result of a family phone call) the last five minutes when it was originally broadcast, but I just caught the tape delay broadcast. What an exciting finish. I have to give Florida credit for being a bit better than I thought they would be. They really made auburn sweat :)

But, yeah, I think the game tonight ends any chance of a SEC team in the BCS championship game. I think either Michigan or tOSU will go undefeated, and with Louisville, West Virginia, and USC still undefeated, it's hard to imagine all three losing a game from here on out ...
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-15-06 11:44 AM
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6. ironic, really
the SEC pioneered the league championship game and expansion in pursuit of greenbacks, now it is biting them in the ass, once again. Is the strength of the SEC any less fair to florida or Auburn than the weakness of the Big East is to West Virginia? WVU will likely go undefeated and unchallenged all year, because they don't play anyone of note. it's not their fault this year, but they will be out of the championship picture, assuming, as seems increasingly likely, that the Fiesta Bowl will be USC versus the winner of Ohio State/Michigan (full disclaimer: GO BLUE) West Virginia will be punished for a weak assed schedule.

The only real downside to all this, of course, is that it might encourage teams to play more cupcakes, and we would be denied Septembers filled with Ohio State-Texas and Michigan-Notre Dame, which is fabulous.
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Ravenseye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-16-06 11:20 AM
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9. Wrong about the Big East and WVU
I'm not going to make an absurd claim like the Big East is stronger than the SEC, which would just be stupid. To say, however that WVU won't play anyone of note is just ignorant. Their next game is against number 6 Louisville, also a Big East team (with a later matchup with currently ranked number 19 Rutgers). They also play Pitt in a few weeks, which is also scratching at the top 25 rankings.

If you think Louisville isn't a team of note (they have decisively won every matchup, including a 31-7 win over number 17 Miami) then I'd be curious to know what qualifies.

The Big East isn't the SEC but it isn't Conference USA either.
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Lefty48197 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-15-06 12:39 PM
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7. No SEC team would get through a Big Ten season undefeated
Michigan? Ohio State? Iowa? Penn State? It wouldn't happen.
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southlandshari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-15-06 01:27 PM
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8. Turn about is fair play...
The Big Ten is no kiddie conference when it comes to football. That said, I'm not so sure any one of those teams you've listed could make it through a season of SEC opponents undefeated, either.

:)
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-16-06 11:42 AM
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10. It always is
Okay maybe not every single year but the SEC is clearly the deepest and best conference of all of them.

The SEC is college football and since Jimmy Johnson brought Southern football to the NFL (Bear Bryant football- speed speed speed) it is THE way football is played now.

This is not news.

Oh and I am a Ohio native and Ohio State fan.
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